SKINNER, Maurice Arthur (Maurie): Val, Judy, Neville and Shelley wish to let our extended family and many friends know that our much loved husband and father left us on Saturday afternoon, May 9, 2020. Maurie was a special father-in-law to David; Grandad and Great Grandad to Melissa, Ally, Nicholas, Helena, Linnea and Lily. Sister Betty, nieces and nephews are a comfort while we share wonderful memories. Special sincere thanks to the carers at Cargill Rest Home who took wonderful care of Maurie. A private family graveside service will be held and a celebration of Maurie’s life will be scheduled later. Messages to 2/16 Clyde St, Winton 9720
I am very sad to hear of Maurice's passing. I have loads of Winton memories that include a visit from the neighbours and a gin or two and loads of stories. Maurice always had a story. The trick was sorting the fact from the exaggeration for the sake of a good story! I know he is no longer suffering but it is still very hard for those left behind. He was a great neighbour and friend, to Dad particularly, and I know that they had a lot of great times at the stables and white-baiting. I bet the gin bottle is out up there already. Our family are thinking of you all at this sad time. I look forward to being able to give you a hug and share a story or two. xxx Carole
Colin and Karen Telfer
It is with sadness we have learned of Maurie’s death. Even when expected, the death of someone so deeply loved and respected leaves a gap. We hope you will gain support from sharing memories of his full life, great achievements and of happy times together. Our memory is of good times spent in his company, lots of lively stories and shared enjoyment of a wee Glengoyne.
We are thinking of you all and send our love.
Peter Brotherston and family.
Marion & Neville Patterson-Green
Sally and Bruce Hogg
Kia kaha dear friend.
Carolyn and Ken Porteous Te Anau
The trauma caused at this sad time seems unesscesary. Being together farewelling your beloved husband and father will give you strength to cope, .much love and thoughts with you all.
Margaret McHugh Picton Marlborough Sounds.
With deepest sympathy to you all, I know you'll all have many happy memories.
I have been smiling remembering "Tiki Tours" of the coast in Jimmy's White Van, Maurie was always up for a story and appreciated a visitor.
What a great catch up will be had with those who have gone before (including the other Maurice in my life)
Vale Maurice Arthur
A great horseman in both codes and a good honest bloke, no fuss, always with a smile, and great to work with, a great committee man to Central Southland Raceway and a great father and grandfather.
All our love and thoughts. Maureen and Mike Lawson
Hugs from Judith and Leicester